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Contaminated Cantaloupe Infects Southwest Missouri Resident

State and local health officials continue the search for contaminated cantaloupe after a southwest Missouri resident was infected. KSMU’s Matthew Barnes reports.

 Listeria, a bacteria that can show up in deli meats and hot dogs was recently discovered in cantaloupe shipped to Missouri from Colorado.

 Most of the cantaloupe has been removed from stores although local officials are still searching for potentially contaminated fruit. You can identify the product by its green and white stickers that read: Colorado Fresh-Rocky Ford-Cantaloupe or gray, yellow and green stickers that read: Jensen Farms- Sweet Rocky Fords.

 Five cases of Listeria have been reported in Missouri and sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for testing.The southwest Missouri resident infected by the bacteria was a 94-year-old who died. Although according local medical officials, the cause was not related to the infection.